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Noun: coelacanth  'see-lu,kanth
  1. Fish thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period but found in 1938 off the coast of Africa
    - Latimeria chalumnae

Derived forms: coelacanths

Type of: crossopterygian, lobefin, lobe-finned fish

Part of: genus Latimeria, Latimeria

Encyclopedia: Coelacanth